Taking a vacation in the UK with your pet would be a welcomed distraction with so much uncertainty. Fortunately, it’s a pet-friendly nation, and you can take your furry four-legged friend pretty much everywhere. 

All you need to do is to perform a search ahead of traveling for hotels, resorts, and restaurants that are guaranteed to allow pets to stay with you. 

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We have listed some of our favorite spots that will be perfect for both of you.

  1. North Wales 

Taking your pet on holiday is often cheaper and safer than kennels, and with North Wales welcoming pets, it makes it a perfect destination for both of you. They have plenty of pet-friendly beaches, accommodations, pubs, and green spaces with cultural attractions. 

Most dog-friendly holiday parks in wales have water bowls, dog bins, welcoming signage, and great walks. In addition, most of the accommodations have plenty of treats, and for activities, both you and your pet can climb, mount Snowdon, chill at Conwy Klater Gardens, swim in Conwy Morfa Beach, and take a stroll in Greenwood Forest Park.

  1. Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales is considered a dog walker’s paradise with stunning views, fresh air, and wind flapping through their ears. Most cottages here have features for dog owners, including boot rooms, enclosed gardens, and cozy wood burners. 

You can hit the trails at either Thwaite, Hawes, Aysgarth, falls, Hardraw, or Muker for excellent walks and have a drink at a dog-friendly pub of your choice. For a piece of world-famous eponymous cheese, visit gorgeous Hawes and enjoy little antique shops, art galleries, and cafes with your pet.

  1. North York Moors And Coast

This place has the best views and is extremely dog-friendly. You can stay in any gorgeous cottage in Robin Hoods Bay that’s located next to a dog-friendly beach. 

The North York Moor National Park is an excellent destination with sandy beaches, ruins, and the magnificent Helmsley Castle with nine-hundred-year-old histories. And for a refreshing time, you can pop into any dog-friendly pubs that will let your furry friend in with you.

  1. Lake District

When traveling to the lake district, you can visit Keswick, considered the most dog-friendly town in Britain. This town offers fabulous pet shops, water bowls along with the street and doggie menus. 

You can take and enjoy a walk in the park or the shores of Dealer. You can also enjoy taking lake cruises with your pets as you visit various attractions. There are also Ullswater steamers and cruise on the Coniston water launch.

  1. Heart Of England

You can enjoy the picturesque countryside, beautiful towns, and villages in the Heart of England. Explore the magnificent terrain with your pet in different parks and country walks that your pets can let loose. You can also journey on a dog-friendly train along the Gloucestershire Warwickshire railway for traveling purposes.

  1. Northumberland

In Northumberland, your pet will have the best time playing on beaches and enjoying the countryside all year long. These places include North Pennines, Northumberland National Park, and Kielder Forest Park. 

You can stay at numerous dog-friendly holiday cottages that may offer dog sitting. Most cabins have access to dog-friendly beaches, are close to the dog-friendly place to eat and drink, and are sites with wood burners to ensure that your pet friend can enjoy cozy naps.

  1. East Anglia

This region is one of the more popular choices thanks to its incredible coastline, beaches, countryside, and bustling cities. You can take a riverboat and enjoy the Norfolk broads or ride on the Bure Valley Railway to the country with your pet. 

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There are also many galleries, festivals, and theaters you can enjoy as a family together with your furry friend. You can also enjoy a Tudor moated mansion, Sutton, Framlingham, and Oxford tour. And for action and adventure-filled days, set off for go-carting, forest rides, jungle swimming adventures.


Traveling as a family can be fun, and ensuring that your pet can come along will save you from paying for a kennel. If you want a destination with dog-friendly facilities, then the UK has plenty to offer. 

You can travel to North Wales with plenty of beaches, accommodation that are pet-friendly. And for stunning views with cottages and a taste of the famous eponymous cheese, both you and your pet will be comfortable in Yorkshire Dales. 

Lake District, North York Moors, and Coast, you can get water bowls along the streets, doggie menus, and a unique fabulous pet shop. For picturesque countrysides with lots of space for your pet, Heart of England, Northumberland, and East Angalia will be the perfect location.


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